Sep 10 2009

fun with the hose

By Ryan & Betsy

We had a fantastic time at Smith Mountain Lake over Labor Day weekend! Congratulations to Kim & Will, who had the most beautiful wedding ever…complete with a rainbow, frolicking deer & turkeys, and a gorgeous mountain setting. And of course, great friends! Baba & Granddad got to spend some quality time with Linus while Ryan & I stayed at the Hotel Roanoke Friday and Saturday night. By the way, Linus says he’s sorry, Baba & Granddad, for not sleeping at all while mom & dad were gone. He promises to sleep better next time.

And just when you thought I was never going to circle back to the hose fun, here are some pics of Linus playing in his beloved kiddie pool on the dock.

He had so much fun playing with his grandparents.

Playing chase with Baba

I love the lake!

Jul 6 2009

grandparents visit

By Ryan & Betsy

Thanks grandma & granddad for the great visit! I had lots of fun playing in the basement with you. I love my new pj’s and puppets too. Come see me again soon!



Dec 2 2008

Welcome home

By Ryan & Betsy

In an attempt to make up for the lack of posts in the last week (sorry guys, I’ve been a little busy), I’m going to cram a bunch of pics and info into this post. I promise I will be more diligent in the future, since I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for a new baby blog!

After five days at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Ryan and I were ready to bring to Linus home, although I am grateful for the time we spent there. We learned so much from the dozens of nurses, doctors, lactation consultants, etc., that I couldn’t imagine getting booted out after the standard 48 hours. I guess that is one upside of having a c-section!

Ryan’s parents were there to greet us when we returned home. A ten-hour drive is not too far to keep them from seeing their first grandchild! We had a great visit with them and they got lots of Linus time, considering their short stay. Linus also got to meet his two sisters (?), Boo and Jet. They are very curious about their new roommate and like to lick and sniff him. They seem particularly interested in his diapers, and based on certain observations I’ve made over the years, I assume that Jet would like to eat the dirty diapers and Boo would like to roll around in them. So far, neither has happened (fingers crossed!).

Boo and Jet, meet Linus.

Granddad and Grandma Drennan: It just occurred to me that we never discussed your preferred “grandparent names”! We will have to work on that.

Dan, Marie, Meredith, Kim and Will: Thank you so much for the delicious fruit! It was one of the only edible things in the house, plus the colors really matched the living room…and I prefer all of my food to be color-coordinating, as you know.

This is one of our favorite Linus expressions. My interpretation of it is: “Who are these people and why are they all staring at me?”

Dec 2 2008

Hospital Wrap-Up

By Ryan & Betsy

Here we are in our very first family photo, taken at Sibley Hospital.

Granddad Allen and Linus

Baba almost got Linus to wake up…but not quite. Don’t feel bad, Baba–Linus is almost as good a sleeper as his mom.

Linus in his favorite after-dinner position.

Ryan and Linus leaving the hospital…after about twenty minutes of trying to figure out how the car seat works

I’m pretty sure Linus would sleep through nuclear war if he was strapped in his car seat.